Matuszni Family Archive

collection Matuszni Family Archive
authors Antoni Matuszny
starring Marian Brączyk; Karol Ficoń; Jerzy Juraszek; Jan Krauz; Mieczysław Kubaszczyk; Antoni Matuszny; Elżbieta Matuszna; Paulina Matuszna; Karol Pawlik; Józef Pawlus; Jan Porębski; Elżbieta Wojciuch; Franciszek Wojciuch; Józef Wojciuch
length 06'48
country Poland
locations Węgierska Górka, Poland 
year 1982; 1983
format 8 mm
color black and white; color
signature PAFD 0015 008

Antoni Matuszny, who came from the Beskid village of Laliki, was interested in photography since he was a child. As he recalls, he wanted to save the life of his family and the countryside in the 1970s from oblivion. At the age of thirteen, he bought the first camera, and when he was 24 – the camera of the Soviet Quarz 5.

Film shot in Węgierska Górka on Polna Street in 1982 and 1983. 

Part 1 

Summer, 1982. Ludwik, Antoni’s father, is cutting planks to build a shed. Antoni, together with his young daughter Paulina and his in-laws Elżbieta and Franciszek Wojciuch, are watching the bricklayers at work; among them can be seen Karol Ficoń and Karol Pawlik, who also acted as site manager. 

Part 2 

1983: The men are pouring concrete for the first floor of a house on Polna Street. The Matusznys were assisted in the construction by family members and friends, including: Jan Porębski (neighbor from Laliki), Jan Krauz (brother-in-law of Elżbieta Wojciuch), Józef Wojciuch (brother of Franciszek), Jerzy Juraszek (cousin of the Wojciuchs), Mieczysław Kubaszczyk (cousin of the Matusznys), Marian Brączyk (brother-in-law of Antoni) and Józef Pawlus (husband of a friend).

(KN, AT) 


keywords Poland  Węgierska Górka  house  construction  ceiling  concrete  shed  boards  building site  bricks  bricklayer  family  work 
source of funding Ministry of Culture and National Heritage